A cavalcade of stars has exited the Bush administration in recent months, such as the Justice Department's Rachel Brand, who jumped to Wilmer, and Peter Keisler, who went to Sidley. Firms around town are also preparing to open their wallets to get remaining lawyers like Solicitor General Paul Clement, who previously headed King & Spalding's appellate practice. Legal recruiters estimate that top picks like Clement could fetch as much as $2 million or even $3 million.
Bush Lawyers Seek the Next Soft Landing
April 10, 2008